Press Releases

Jul 17, 2013

Statement on Latest Efforts to Undermine Obamacare

Issues: Health Care

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after voting against the latest House Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Jul 16, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on Latest Demonstrations Following Zimmerman Verdict, Local Arrests

Issues: Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement on the latest developments in Los Angeles after the Zimmerman verdict and local arrests related to demonstrations across the city.

Jul 14, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on the Jury Verdict in the Trayvon Martin Murder Trial

Issues: Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement in reaction to the jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.

Jul 11, 2013

Statement on Passage of GOP Farm Bill Without SNAP

Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Republican Farm Bill without the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps.

Jul 10, 2013

Rep. Bass Introduces Legislation Banning Use of Federal Funds For Fracking At Inglewood Oil Field

Issues: Environment & Energy, Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2014 (H.R. 2609) that called for no federal funds to be used to implement, administer or enforce fracking in the Inglewood Oil Field for the coming fiscal year.

Jul 8, 2013

Statement on GOP Press Conference on Student Loan Interest Rates

Issues: Education

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement in reaction to congressional Republicans' press conference on the doubling of student loan interest rates.

Jul 2, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on the Passing of Former Congressman Bill Gray

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the following statement on the passing of former Representative William H. Gray (D-Pa.), the first African American to Chair the House Budget Committee as well as the first to serve as majority whip in the House of Representatives.

Jun 27, 2013

Rep. Bass Statement on the Passage of the Resolution Calling for an End to the Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed her bipartisan resolution to address the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Jun 26, 2013

Statement on Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass, a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8.

Jun 25, 2013

Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling Regarding the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Issues: Civil Rights

Congresswoman Karen Bass, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a key component of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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